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We Are Not The Coneheads But We Are "Hooked on Conics"

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An integrated, interdisciplinary thematic unit based on the Conic Sections as they relate to Applied Geometry, Physics, and the Visual Arts. Students will learn the similarities and differences between circles, parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas and how to graph each conic section. They willlearn the importance of conic sections as illustrated in: the formulation and revision of scientific models of planetary and celestial models; the design and construction principles of telescopes, satelite systems, acoustical devices, and structures; the development and expression of artistic works such as paintings, literature, and architecture.